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Produce Commodity Buyer

Cincinnati, OH

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Company Name:
Kroger General Office
Position Type:
FLSA Status:
Position Summary:
Coordinate the procurement of commodity items, based on category plans, for the entire enterprise. Procure the best quality at the best costs possible. Develop relationships with growers & shippers to leverage Krogers volume as a strategic advantage. Assist in identifying opportunities for divisions including new items, packaging, and innovation. Demonstrate the companys core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions:
Place orders in itrade with shippers; populate and submit orders to shippers and price according to plans
Review for proper itrade status; facilitate reconciliation of pricing issues, and amounts as needed per RASC
Manage and populate weekly ad lid requests with prices upon receiving costs and volume commitments from shippers
Collaborates with category management on current and future markets, including vendor pricing and supplier selection
Manage and resolves distribution center rejections
Assist with the commitment to grow commodity products
Manage and resolve distribution center Over, Short, and Damage claims
Make changes to POs based on either replenishment or supplier initiated changes
Provide post business hour support for orders loading; make changes to resolve any issues
Provide weekend and holiday support on the placement of orders, including tasks related to assisting trucks to get loaded should issues arise
Manage company produce initiatives and policies
Maintain positive trade relations with suppliers
Leverage the companys size and execution to create enterprise advantages
Manage, mentor, train, and support the team, including collaboration with Replenishment and Supply Chain teams
Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:
2 years prior produce knowledge gained from procurement, merchandising, or education
Knowledge of Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
Strong communication skills
Excellent analytical and follow-up skills
Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:
Consolidated Replenishment Buyer (CRB)
Produce Consolidation Manager
Produce Region Specialist
Working knowledge of retail environment, as well as consumer and competitive market dynamics
Education Level:
Required Travel:
Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses:
Position Type:
General Office- Cincinnati
States: Indiana; Kentucky; Ohio
Jobs at Kroger:
At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.
Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a millionassociates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names
in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.
Posting Notes: OH||Cincinnati|| 1014 Vine Street ||45202 || Kroger General Office||[[mfield2]]||Produce/Floral ||Employee|| Exempt
|| Full-Time|| None

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